lancelot


noun

  1. Arthurian Romance. the greatest of Arthur’s knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere.

noun

  1. (in Arthurian legend) one of the Knights of the Round Table; the lover of Queen Guinevere

masc. proper name, Old French, a double-diminutive of Frankish Lanzo, a hypocoristic name formed from some one of the Germanic names in Land-; cf. Old English Landbeorht “land-bright,” in Old French Lambert.

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